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Griffin Dickerson Froman

Griffin Dickerson Froman

Male 1833 - 1913  (80 years)

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  • Name Griffin Dickerson Froman 
    Born 15 Jun 1833  Switzerland, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Oct 1913  Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, Wabash, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13698  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2018 

    Father James Froman,   b. Abt 1816, Switzerland, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ruth Dickerson,   b. Abt 1809, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Jun 1830  Switzerland, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2653  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Malinda Breeden,   b. Abt 1844, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1900, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1856  Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elias Cabbott Froman,   b. 17 Apr 1861, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1933, Vermilion, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Eliza A. Froman,   b. Jun 1866, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1919, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     3. Charles Stephen Froman,   b. 2 May 1871, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1959, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Alice M. Froman,   b. Abt 1871, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sicily E. Froman,   b. 17 Feb 1876, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1940, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Victor Frank Froman,   b. 20 May 1879, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F5620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Jane Palmer,   b. 4 May 1862, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1938, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Oct 1906  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2021 
    Family ID F5621  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
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  • Notes 
    • Date: May 29, 1864

      Author: John Yates

      Addressee: Elizabeth Roberson Yates

      Location: Allatoona Mountains, GA

      Description/Summary:



      John is writing this letter on Saturday May 29, 1864 from Allatoona Mountains, GA; this is about 25 miles southeast of Kingston, GA, the site of his previous letter. He is answering her letter of May 19th; he says he is in tolerable health as a result of a heated long march but he is recovering well. The current campaign is now in its 22nd day where they have had engagement with the Rebels each day; the fight is still on as he writes this letter and so far neither side has been able to establish an advantage. The whole group has had heavy casualties but the 38th has been relatively light in comparison with 2 wounded; Grif Froman and John King, neither one seriously. Grif Froman was in camp the previous night. Apparently there was something which transpired with the last letters [perhaps his previous misplacement without mailing] and both John and Elizabeth have expressed how scared they were to see the letter; he is glad it is all straightened out now.

      He says he received the Dime as requested but it will be a while before he can handle the present he wants to create for her. He is expressing that those who live through this campaign hopefully will see the prospect of the Rebellion put down. He received a letter from his Uncle Ben Roberson and from Daniel Yates who is now in Hospital #8 in Chattanooga with his back problem; the rest of the friends are well. Harve Roberson came by last night, like everyone who gets to see it, thinks it is a wonderful miniature photo of your likeness; he shared it with Tolbert McCraney and he said "that's her". He says he has written about all he can at this time; while writing this letter bullets continue to fall around him but they are no stranger to them and they only get concern if they start to get too close. He says to tell Uncle Ben he can't answer his letter for a while, and to tell the children that he really wants to see them but until he does they need to be good children. The battle is now getting hotter and the bullets are now flying closely; his unit is in the second line behind the first line of Union troops so the Rebel fireworks is starting to reach into their ranks. The volume now is starting to make him uneasy so he will now close.

      Griffin D. Froman, a veteran of Company K was born in Switzerland County, Indiana, June 15. 1833. He was mustered into the service September 18, 1861, took part in nearly every engagement of the Regiment, was wounded in action, and was mustered out July 15. 1865. In 1855 (31 Jan 1856 ) he had married Miss Malinda Breeden. They have seven children and now reside at Gardspoint, Wabash Co., Illinois. (Source: History of the 38th Regiment Volunteer Infantry; Henry Fales Perry; 1906)

      Name: Griffen D Froman Company: K Unit: 38 IN INF War: Civil War War Years: 1861-1865 Cemetery: ROSE HILL Burial Place: Wabash, Illinois, USA Volume: 2 Page: 593 Record Source: 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor (War Veteran Burials)